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"You're gonna go a little bonkers if you work 120 hours a week."

Elon Musk

Original Poster2 points · 2 hours ago

I'm not the person in the tweet. I just found it and posted it here. Happy for him! :)

115 points · 4 hours ago

In Germany, Deutsche Physik activists published pamphlets and even textbooks denigrating Einstein. Nobel laureates Philipp Lenard and Johannes Stark led a campaign to eliminate Einstein's work from the German lexicon as unacceptable "Jewish physics" (Jüdische Physik). Instructors who taught his theories were blacklisted, including Nobel laureate Werner Heisenberg, who had debated quantum probability with Bohr and Einstein. Philipp Lenard claimed that the mass–energy equivalence formula needed to be credited to Friedrich Hasenöhrl to make it an Aryan creation. A man convicted of inciting others to kill Einstein was fined a mere six dollars.

He lived in a really difficult time but never shied away from expressing his views.

1.7k points · 5 hours ago

"History never really says goodbye. History says, 'See you later.'"

Eduardo Galeano

It’s incredible that even as an infant, this person is moved to tears from beauty

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261 points · 1 day ago

Mom: I Love You!

Baby: Nodding Mm Hmm.


3.1k points · 1 day ago

This is Rick and his brother Mark. Two sons of Neil.

In the process, they are revisiting their childhoods and the enduring legacy of their father as the first person to walk on the moon.

“I intellectually get it,” Rick said. “But internally I’m not sure I will ever get it. It’s sort of just my dad.”

Even though astronauts were national celebrities in the 1960s, Rick recalled his life was “just normal growing up in the suburbs. It did not seem particularly extraordinary or anything.”

For the occasional family vacations, they flew to Acapulco, Mexico, in a small private plane they co-owned. “He’d fly it,” Mark recalled. “Mom would sit in the co-pilot’s seat, and we’d sit in the back. Usually with an empty bottle or two that we could pee in.”

Only years later did Rick and Mark learn how close their father was to dying that day.

“We didn’t understand the risk,” Rick said. “We didn’t understand the complexity of what they were trying to do.”

Mark said, “We were sheltered. We were never worried about whether dad would come back or not. He was just on a flight. It might as well have been an airplane, a business trip. A business trip to the moon. It really was like that.”


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181 points · 1 day ago

They actually have a page which states a list of reasons against advertising on Wikipedia -

And there is this famous line - "If you see an ad on Wikipedia, it’s probably a virus"

2.6k points · 2 days ago

After a shoot-out in Ohio in 1992, he faced eight years in jail. "When they said 'not guilty', my face stuck in a smile for three days," he recalled. "I was just walking around town, thinking about my daughter and my wife. Right then I said goodbye to anything that would put me in that situation again. I was up on trial on an attempted murder charge. I was a motherfucking fool, with all that knowledge in my head and ending up there."

RZA is great example of how one can turn their life around. A true motivation.

After considering his situation, believing that not only would he never walk again, but that he might never move a body part again, Reeve considered suicide. He mouthed to Dana, "Maybe we should let me go." She tearfully replied, "I am only going to say this once: I will support whatever you want to do because this is your life, and your decision. But I want you to know that I'll be with you for the long haul, no matter what. You're still you. And I love you." Reeve never considered euthanasia as an option again.

Reeve went through inner anguish in the ICU, particularly when he was alone during the night. His approaching operation to reattach his skull to his spine in June 1995 "was frightening to contemplate. ... I already knew that I had only a fifty-fifty chance of surviving the surgery. ... Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent." The man announced that he was a proctologist and was going to perform a rectal exam on Reeve. It was Robin Williams, reprising his character from the film Nine Months. Reeve wrote: "For the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay."

Reason #432 why Robin Williams will be greatly missed.

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23 points · 2 days ago

Reeve remembered his first impression of Williams when they were new students at Juilliard:

He wore tie-dyed shirts with track suit bottoms and talked a mile a minute. I'd never seen so much energy contained in one person. He was like an untied balloon that had been inflated and immediately released. I watched in awe as he virtually caromed off the walls of the classrooms and hallways. To say that he was "on" would be a major understatement.

Two awesome friends.

92 points · 4 days ago

u/bry-marie-arts you are awesome.

Here is another one of her famous work -

2.1k points · 4 days ago

Like solitary confinement wasn't enough of a torture, he had to make up math problems too. Wild.

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237 points · 4 days ago

He was later sentenced to death in an effort to terrorize him but the sentence was reduced to lifetime imprisonment as the regime always hoped it could benefit from his skills and expertise one day—a false hope which never materialized for Saddam's regime.

He probably thought he is going to die so why not try math instead.

1.4k points · 4 days ago

"The key reason why Shahristani was imprisoned is that he was personally requested by Saddam to contribute to a military program to produce Weapons of Mass Destruction. He refused on moral and religious grounds. He was first enticed with money and high government positions in return for his cooperation in building the WMD program Saddam intended."

What a hero.

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